Dr. Banks is world-renowned for her work in Multicultural Education. Her current research is concerned with teacher self-understanding and intergroup education. Professor Banks has published in numerous journals including the Phi Delta Kappan, Educational Policy, Theory into Practice, and Educational Horizons
. She is also associate editor of the Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education
and co-editor of Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives
. Professor Banks serves on several national committees and boards including the American Educational Research Association's Outstanding Book Award Committee and the Board of Examiners for the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.About AERAThe American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the national interdisciplinary research association for approximately 25,000 scholars who undertake research in education. Founded in 1916, AERA aims to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.
Education faculty among Worthington Innovation Fellows
Dr. Jane Van Galen and Dr. Allison Hintz have been awarded a grant for their work, "Digital Bridges: Connected Learning in Teacher Education", from the Worthington Innovation Fellows program. This project will enable participants (from pre-service teachers, to school partners, to university faculty) to imagine together more equitable and vibrant opportunities for diverse students, sparked in part by the creative, connected learning possible with digital technology.
Funding for these exceptional projects was made possible by the generous support of Lois and Richard Worthington through the creation of the Worthington endowment funds. In addition to supporting teaching, research and student scholarships, these endowments have also generously supported the use of technology in innovative programs such as Worthington Innovation Fellows.
Wayne Au promoted to Associate Professor
Dr. Wayne Au has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at the University of Washington Bothell. Dr. Au joined the UWB faculty in 2010 after completing his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin and launching his academic career at Cal State, Fullerton. Dr. Au has built an outstanding academic career, is a dynamic teacher, and has become a leading national voice for educational equity.
Dr. Au edits the journal, Rethinking Schools
. His most recent books include, Critical curriculum studies: Education, Consciousness, and the Politics of Knowing
(2011). New York: Routledge, and Unequal by Design: High-Stakes Testing and the Standardization of Inequality
(2009). New York: Routledge.
Dr. Au's scholarship is shaping the national conversation about educational reform at a critical time. His insightful writing and active engagement in our communities is ensuring that historic inequalities are addressed and that the interests of students, their communities, and families remain central as educational directions are being debated and set. In addition to working with Education students, Dr. Au teaches a number of undergraduate courses that help students critically engage in the socio-cultural issues shaping schools and communities.
Pam Joseph to receive UWAAUP award
The UW Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will honor Dr. Pam Joseph for her outstanding contribution to the Chapter's mission. Presented annually, the award will be given at the Members Meeting on Wednesday May 22, 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the University of Washington Club.
The University of Washington Chapter of the American Association of University Professors works to uphold faculty academic freedom, a public good that ensures the highest level of teaching, research, scholarship and service.
National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning distinguished lecture series
As a part of The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning distinguished lecture series, Dr. Allison Hintz and Dr. Elham Kazemi from UW Seattle will present "Developing Strong and Joyful Young Learners of Mathematics" on May 22nd. This presentation will focus on supporting young children's mathematical learning through engaging activities that build a strong foundation of numbers and cultivate positive attitudes toward mathematics. This series is free and open to the public and is especially targeted for the early learning and K-3 communities. Join us at Kane Hall 220 on the UW Seattle Campus from 7-9pm. Register online
Publications / ConferencesAllison Hintz
and Anthony Smith
have published an article, "Mathematizing Read-Alouds in Three Easy Steps", in The Reading Teacher
. They outline a process for weaving together read-alouds, mathematics, and lively discussion to deepen student learning.Dr. Hintz
and colleagues will have an article "Innovations in Improving Mathematics Instruction: One School's Story of Implementing Job-Embedded School-wide Professional Development" published in the Spring 2013 issue of Washington State Kappan
. The article describes a professional development model currently being implemented and studied by Professor Hintz and her colleagues at a high-needs elementary school in Washington State.
In April, Jane Van Galen
gave three talks at Brown University. With faculty, staff, and administrators who are part of the Brown TEAM project (Team Enhanced Advising and Mentoring), she spoke on the experiences of First Generation college students and strategies for supporting them in teaching, advising, and mentoring.
Van Galen also gave the Keynote talk at the Putting Education First conference. The conference was organized for first generation graduate students (and staff working to support them) at colleges across New England. Her Keynote Address focused on digital storytelling as a tool of identity formation, advocacy, and learning.Robin Angotti
was the keynote speaker for the 5th Annual Technology Institute for Educators in Durham NC on Friday April 19, 2013. The theme of the conference was Preparing Educators to Promote STEM Education in K-20. Dr. Angotti's keynote address focused on redefining traditional ideas of school to foster technological literacy for 21st century learners.
Dr. Angotti gave lectures at The Center for Embodied Design Research at UC Berkeley on February 26, at North Carolina State University on April 18, and at Elon University on April 26. The lectures focused on research using embodied parameters of mathematical functions by using motion sensing technologies such as KinectMath. Tom Bellamy
, with a national team of colleagues, has published an article, "Using Teacher Instructional Leadership as a Predictor of Principal Leadership" in the Journal of School Leadership,
Volume 23-January 2013.